Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

2022 French GP - Race Day!


  • Please log in to reply
1185 replies to this topic

Poll: 2022 French GP (71 member(s) have cast votes)

Race winner?

  1. Leclerc (13 votes [18.31%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.31%

  2. Verstappen (46 votes [64.79%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 64.79%

  3. Perez (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Hamilton (7 votes [9.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.86%

  5. Norris (2 votes [2.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.82%

  6. Russell (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Sainz (1 votes [1.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.41%

  8. Someone else (2 votes [2.82%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.82%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 TomNokoe

TomNokoe
  • Member

  • 30,629 posts
  • Joined: July 11

Posted 24 July 2022 - 11:31

The second half of this F1 season begins at a sweltering Paul Ricard.

 

Leclerc and Verstappen share the front row for the 6th time this year, with contrasting setups. Perez recovered from a poor Friday to a strong P3 and could be an outside bet if tyre wear is as bad as expected. Will Mercedes' usual Sunday improvement be enough to keep the front three in sight?

 

Starring midfield performances from Norris, Alonso, Tsunoda and Vettel will be worth keeping an eye on, as Sainz and Magnussen make their way through from the back.

 

Race start 2pm BST / 3pm CEST (90 mins from this post)

 

leclercpng.png

 

France-Grid.png

 

Tyresremaining.jpg

 

Strategies.jpg

 

Times.jpg


Edited by TomNokoe, 24 July 2022 - 11:32.


Advertisement

#2 IrvTheSwerve

IrvTheSwerve
  • Member

  • 2,527 posts
  • Joined: July 15

Posted 24 July 2022 - 11:36

I’m hoping that my incredibly low expectations for this race will mean that it’ll be a crazy topsy-turvy one with plenty of surprises.

Edited by IrvTheSwerve, 24 July 2022 - 12:12.


#3 Anja

Anja
  • Member

  • 8,765 posts
  • Joined: November 09

Posted 24 July 2022 - 11:39

Between the tyre wear and straightline speed I'll be surprised if Leclerc is able to hold off Verstappen but who knows, Austria was supposed to be an easy one for Max too...



#4 SophieB

SophieB
  • RC Forum Host

  • 21,049 posts
  • Joined: July 12

Posted 24 July 2022 - 11:48

You’re a top man, TomNokoe  :up: 



#5 InSearchOfThe

InSearchOfThe
  • Member

  • 2,238 posts
  • Joined: June 10

Posted 24 July 2022 - 11:59

I stayed away from betting on a winner this week.
Reason- I didn't like the odds. Also think Max will smoke Chuck off the line, unfortunately.
So, I took either Aston to fail first @ +1200. Cmon Lance, find Latifi and seek revenge !!

#6 MortenF1

MortenF1
  • Member

  • 23,164 posts
  • Joined: June 01

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:00

Imperative for the Mercedes-drivers to not end up behind Norris, if they’re gonna keep that slight hope of a podium.

Edited by MortenF1, 24 July 2022 - 12:02.


#7 SamH123

SamH123
  • Member

  • 2,724 posts
  • Joined: September 12

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:02

Ferrari have been as fast or faster than RB in the race 3 races running

Not sure VER is favourite



#8 harney

harney
  • New Member

  • 3 posts
  • Joined: July 22

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:06

This is going to be a Red Bull romp. Verstappen was fastest on the straights even with Sainz and Leclerc teaming up for the tow. Perez hasn't quite been on the pace all weekend, I'm thinking it'll be VER-PER-LEC.



#9 JimmyClark

JimmyClark
  • Member

  • 2,430 posts
  • Joined: July 20

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:18

I will be incredibly surprised if both Ferraris and both RBs finish the race.

#10 KWSN - DSM

KWSN - DSM
  • Member

  • 30,145 posts
  • Joined: January 03

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:20

I have $1.00 on Perez or Magnussen to win in all races this season.



#11 Anderis

Anderis
  • Member

  • 6,485 posts
  • Joined: December 09

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:22

Imperative for the Mercedes-drivers to not end up behind Norris, if they’re gonna keep that slight hope of a podium.

Mercedes' best chance for a podium is- as always this year- Ferrari or Red Bull mechanical troubles. This is not very dependent on if they get stuck behind Norris, but you're right in a sense that if they end up behind Norris at the finish line, then their podium chances are not great.  ;)



#12 TomNokoe

TomNokoe
  • Member

  • 30,629 posts
  • Joined: July 11

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:25

I really hope Hamilton has a clean start, because I think in the heat he can be a factor, seriously.

#13 MJB5990

MJB5990
  • Member

  • 2,246 posts
  • Joined: May 14

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:26

Can't think of too many instances recently where Lewis has been the next best car after L1 behind the top two teams. I hope there's a chance today to see how Lewis stacks up with them from the opening laps.

#14 Ali_G

Ali_G
  • Member

  • 28,780 posts
  • Joined: August 00

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:27

I really hope Hamilton has a clean start, because I think in the heat he can be a factor, seriously.


This allied with a one stopper puts him smack bang in contention.

#15 yolo

yolo
  • Member

  • 3,496 posts
  • Joined: March 21

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:29

I would imagine RB will split strategies with either PER or VER on a 2-stopper.



#16 flyboym3

flyboym3
  • Member

  • 1,178 posts
  • Joined: July 21

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:29

I really hope Hamilton has a clean start, because I think in the heat he can be a factor, seriously.

Toto said they cannot get the tyres into the optimal window even with 3 laps in this heat so he may be a sitting duck.

Edited by flyboym3, 24 July 2022 - 12:30.


#17 Kev00

Kev00
  • Member

  • 4,359 posts
  • Joined: July 15

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:33

I don’t get why Sky Sports keep phoning Nico Rosberg during a race weekend. If he’s there on the ground then fair enough he’s a good pundit going back and forth over the phone is just stupid

#18 JeePee

JeePee
  • Member

  • 5,304 posts
  • Joined: December 11

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:34

Isola Just said that with current temperature he thinks MHH will be the way to go.

#19 ARTGP

ARTGP
  • Member

  • 22,890 posts
  • Joined: March 19

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:36

Isola Just said that with current temperature he thinks MHH will be the way to go.


Alright, so mediums will do 40 laps.

Advertisement

#20 ARTGP

ARTGP
  • Member

  • 22,890 posts
  • Joined: March 19

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:37

George says it would be an easy two stopper if not for the pitlane extension.

#21 ConsiderAndGo

ConsiderAndGo
  • Member

  • 7,799 posts
  • Joined: May 09

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:38

Is Brundle part time now ?

#22 jonpollak

jonpollak
  • Member

  • 38,435 posts
  • Joined: March 00

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:40

Flaaaaavio
Jp

#23 Thursday

Thursday
  • Member

  • 719 posts
  • Joined: March 16

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:40

I imagine that Sky had already paid Rosberg to be pundit for a set number of races before he got banned from the paddock. That is why they have him on Zoom.



#24 Hellenic tifosi

Hellenic tifosi
  • Member

  • 5,838 posts
  • Joined: January 99

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:41

Alright, so mediums will do 40 laps.

 

And softs will prove to be a good race tyre :rotfl:



#25 MoP

MoP
  • Member

  • 829 posts
  • Joined: March 10

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:41

Isola Just said that with current temperature he thinks MHH will be the way to go.

Pirellis startegy assement never works out, they have no clue. I laugh at the official Pirelli startegy guide every weekend.



#26 Brian60

Brian60
  • Member

  • 352 posts
  • Joined: September 17

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:41

I imagine that Sky had already paid Rosberg to be pundit for a set number of races before he got banned from the paddock. That is why they have him on Zoom.

First I heard of this, why was he banned?



#27 ToniF1

ToniF1
  • Member

  • 1,161 posts
  • Joined: April 14

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:42

No Covid Vaccine



#28 Astandahl

Astandahl
  • Member

  • 4,443 posts
  • Joined: June 18

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:43

I don’t get why Sky Sports keep phoning Nico Rosberg during a race weekend. If he’s there on the ground then fair enough he’s a good pundit going back and forth over the phone is just stupid

There is probably a contract in place.



#29 Leibowitz

Leibowitz
  • Member

  • 619 posts
  • Joined: August 20

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:43

First I heard of this, why was he banned?


Presumably something with COVID vaccination?

#30 JeePee

JeePee
  • Member

  • 5,304 posts
  • Joined: December 11

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:44

Pirellis startegy assement never works out, they have no clue. I laugh at the official Pirelli startegy guide every weekend.

Yeah me too, but the official guide says 1 stopper.

#31 Francesc

Francesc
  • Member

  • 4,832 posts
  • Joined: May 08

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:45

Hopefully the last race here.

#32 TomNokoe

TomNokoe
  • Member

  • 30,629 posts
  • Joined: July 11

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:45

Air 31

Track 60

 

jeez



#33 jcbc3

jcbc3
  • RC Forum Host

  • 11,026 posts
  • Joined: November 04

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:46

Not impressed by this singer



#34 Brian60

Brian60
  • Member

  • 352 posts
  • Joined: September 17

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:46

No Covid Vaccine

Yeah just did a quick google. He's banned but how many 'hangars on' are at the track in a similar position!



#35 ARTGP

ARTGP
  • Member

  • 22,890 posts
  • Joined: March 19

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:46

Crowd looks HUGE today. Does anyone know the numbers?

#36 jcbc3

jcbc3
  • RC Forum Host

  • 11,026 posts
  • Joined: November 04

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:46

And where is my flyover??!???



#37 OvDrone

OvDrone
  • Member

  • 14,693 posts
  • Joined: January 13

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:46

Is Brundle part time now ?

I dearly hope so.


Also whenever I read that it's time for the French Grand Prix, a small and hidden part of me gets a bit hyped for Magny Cours. Alas...



#38 ANF

ANF
  • Member

  • 23,693 posts
  • Joined: April 12

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:49

So the pit stop time loss will probably be about 26.5-28.0 seconds.

#39 TomNokoe

TomNokoe
  • Member

  • 30,629 posts
  • Joined: July 11

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:49

Just spotted Jennie Gow interviewing Horner on the world feed, as it was played out on the radio at the same time. Trippy



Advertisement

#40 Ev0d3vil

Ev0d3vil
  • Member

  • 3,695 posts
  • Joined: January 13

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:49

Rosberg is not vaccinated yet ? That’s why he is talking from home ?



#41 Blackoutjulian

Blackoutjulian
  • Member

  • 2,386 posts
  • Joined: April 16

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:49

Max to win this by having better tyre life and hards
Charles 2nd with Lewis 3rd

#42 w1Y

w1Y
  • Member

  • 9,442 posts
  • Joined: March 16

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:50

Not gonna lie. Max and Charles taking each other out first lap would make the race more interesting

#43 Dutchrudder

Dutchrudder
  • Member

  • 659 posts
  • Joined: February 16

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:50

Is Brundle part time now ?

I think he negotiated a set number of races that afforded him 2 or 3 race weekends off a year 10 years ago, and he hasn’t upped his contracted races while F1 have added quite a few extra.

Interesting to hear it’s possibly the last French GP, think it’s important we race in France, especially looking at the attendance, but can’t say I’ll miss this epileptic fit of a circuit, and I’m not sure that there is anywhere more promising, either.

#44 Thursday

Thursday
  • Member

  • 719 posts
  • Joined: March 16

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:51

Rosberg claims he has monster antibodies and doesn't need no stinking vaccine.



#45 Mosrite

Mosrite
  • Member

  • 1,043 posts
  • Joined: December 14

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:52

"Tyre Deg" is Horner's favorite phrase, everytime this season he's been talking, tyre deg, tyre deg....I've never noticed it so much before



#46 JeePee

JeePee
  • Member

  • 5,304 posts
  • Joined: December 11

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:53

Not gonna lie. Max and Charles taking each other out first lap would make the race more interesting

No. That would be any easy Checo win.

#47 Paa

Paa
  • Member

  • 1,196 posts
  • Joined: February 10

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:53

Not gonna lie. Max and Charles taking each other out first lap would make the race more interesting


Maybe to you? I'm interested to see a nice Max vs Lec battle.
First lap knockout would be dissappinting, not to mention the endless threads.... Who needs that.

#48 Clrnc

Clrnc
  • Member

  • 5,022 posts
  • Joined: March 15

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:53

Not gonna lie. Max and Charles taking each other out first lap would make the race more interesting

Going to bet on Max win, cover Charles then. 



#49 Mosrite

Mosrite
  • Member

  • 1,043 posts
  • Joined: December 14

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:54

Not gonna lie. Max and Charles taking each other out first lap would make the race more interesting

you ain't lying, hopefully we'll get that once this season, a gift for mercedes



#50 Hellenic tifosi

Hellenic tifosi
  • Member

  • 5,838 posts
  • Joined: January 99

Posted 24 July 2022 - 12:54

"Tyre Deg" is Horner's favorite phrase, everytime this season he's been talking, tyre deg, tyre deg....I've never noticed it so much before

 

Well, this year's cars can follow pretty close, so track position doesn't really matter. It's all about who can keep the tyres alive.